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Whole30 Sweet and Sour Bacon Wrapped Pineapple Bites - Salty, sweet and so addicting! An easy healthy and paleo friendly appetizer that you would never believe is gluten/grain/dairy/sugar free and only 35 calories a bite! | Foodfaithfitness.com | @Foodfaithfit

Bacon Wrapped Pineapple Bites

Sweet and Sour Bacon wrapped pineapple is a spin on the classic bacon wrapped water chestnuts with a twist. Healthy, easy and delicious!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 48 Bites (8 servings)
Calories 210kcal


For the bites:

  • 24 Strips Whole30 compliant bacon
  • 1 20 oz Tin of pineapple chunks drained (about 48 chunks)

For the sauce:

  • 3/4 Cup 100% grape juice (not from concentrate)
  • 1/2 Cup Canned tomato sauce
  • 1/4 Cup Dates (very lightly packed - 42g)
  • 2 Tbsp Apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 Tbsp Tomato paste
  • 1/2 tsp Dry mustard
  • 1/4 tsp Sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp Tabasco sauce
  • 1/8 tsp Pepper
  • Pinch Ground allspice


  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with tinfoil and place a cooling rack on top of it,
  • Stir together ALL of the sauce ingredients in a medium pot and bring to a boil on high heat. Once boiling, cook for 1.5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Once the sauce has boiled for 1.5 minutes, turn the heat down to medium and simmer until the sauce begins to thicken and reduce, about 9-10 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Once reduced, pour the sauce into a high powered blender, or small food processor, and blend until smooth. Transfer to a measuring cup (you should have about 6 ounces.)
  • Pour the drained pineapple onto a layer of paper towel. Use another paper towel to gently press out excess moisture.
  • Cut all the bacon slices in half vertically. Then wrap half a slice around each pineapple - you can hold in some slices of bacon if they are super thick, but they shrink A LOT once cooking. Place the wrapped pineapple onto the cooling rack on top of the cookie sheet. You'll need to pack them together tightly to fit them all on.  I also recommend putting them wrapped-side-down so that the bacon sticks to itself.
  • Bake until the bacon is nice and crispy and golden brown, about 37-40 mins.  Reduce the heat to 375 degrees.
  • Rub ALL of the sauce over top of the bites, making sure you spread it on nice and thick. 
  • Bake until the sauce is thick and cooked, but still a little bit "goopy", about 15 minutes.
  • Throw in some toothpicks and DEVOUR!


Calories: 210kcal | Carbohydrates: 19.3g | Protein: 8.7g | Fat: 10.6g | Saturated Fat: 3.8g | Cholesterol: 22.5mg | Sodium: 722mg | Potassium: 289mg | Fiber: 1.7g | Sugar: 13.1g | Vitamin A: 340IU | Vitamin C: 25.2mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1.2mg